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Panel: Moving Diversity Beyond Race and Gender: Non-Traditional Dimensions of Diversity
Wednesday, 7 December 2022
15:30 - 17:00
When it comes to race and gender, companies still have work to do. But another area in which thinking about DEI is still developing is in extending diversity beyond race and gender to embrace people with different backgrounds, experiences and points of view from the norm (e.g., sexual orientation, diversity of educational background, socio-economic status, disability, age, mental health and wellness, neurodiversity and religion or beliefs). This panel will explore non-traditional diversity.
Moderator: Elizabeth Scruggs, Associate Director Cyber Engineering and Hiring Manager, The Aerospace Corporation
Antonio Goree, 2022 High School Graduate and Jobseeker
A. Emmanuel, Autistic self-advocate, Voiceover Artist and Writer
Vincine J. Brown, Chief Neuro-Diversity Architect of I AM 10
Charles Lavine, Senior Cybersecurity Engineering Specialist, The Aerospace Corporation
Antonio Goree is a proud 2022 Graduate of Lake Howell High School in Winter Park, FL and a current jobseeker.
A. Emmanuel. is an Autistic self-advocate, Voiceover Artist and Writer at Freelancing. He is an Atlanta native and he found out that he was autistic with ADHD at age 27. He writes/does voice work for a living and is an individual self-advocate. He is a former employee of Ventures ATL and a graduate of Dunwoody High School, the Life Behavior Consulting PEERS program, the LEAP program of Eaton Academy, GSU's GaLEND and My Voice, My Participation, My Board. [ NeuroClastic Information about the autism spectrum from autistic people.]
Vincine J. Brown is an accomplished neurodiversity and organizational development expert with extensive DE&I experience in diverse corporate and community environments. She is driven to change the landscape for neurodivergent employees by having them own their superpower. She supports individuals who are neurodivergent as a professional coach with the Autism network and a volunteer coach for Partners in Change. Vincine is the founder and Chief Neuro-Diversity Architect of I AM 10 which bridges the Success Gap for Neurodivergent Minds through Intellect, Aptitude and Mastery. The organization provides a buffet of resources to educate, support and connect clients with the tools to advocate for authentic inclusion in their environments. They are also committed to supporting employers to better understand and practice authentic inclusion related to meeting the needs of the neurodivergent community. Additionally, I AM 10 assists individuals on the Autism spectrum to explore opportunities in the science and technology fields.